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cataract surgery / dental x-rays
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cataract surgery / dental x-rays

1)  Will dental x-rays within a few weeks of cataract surgery have any potential negative effects on the eye?
2)  Would it be better to have the dental x-rays before OR after cataract surgery...or avoid x-rays all together?

I am 9 months post Erm/vitrectomy and have 3+cataract that formed.  I was planning cataract surgery the first week in April, but now my Orthodontist says I need a dental x-ray in April for me to continue progress with my braces.
(YES, I am in my late 50's and have braces)  

My eye is more important than straight teeth if there are any risks of this dental x-ray affecting my already "beaten up" retina or any other affects it might have on the eye.

Any thoughts or opinions would be more than welcome.
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The dental x-rays are not a problem after cataract surgery.

Dr. O.
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